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- See Côte d'Ivoire.
- A section of coastal western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea roughly corresponding to present-day Côte d'Ivoire. It was named for the large quantities of ivory traded there in precolonial times.
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- proper n. A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Côte d'Ivoire.
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- n. a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
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That is likely to remain the central mystery of the country's swift turnaround this week, after months of bellicose language on state television by Gbagbo and his aides, promises to fight fiercely for what they called Ivory Coast's sovereignty in the face of foreign interference and periodic killings of civilian protesters in Abidjan.
Ambassador Gnamien said it is wrong for the international community to infringe on what he described as Ivory Coast’s sovereignty.
It is sending more troops to Ivory Coast, which is descending into civil war, and has 3,500 soldiers in Afghanistan.
U.N. refugee chief, Antonio Guterres, calls Ivory Coast one of the most dramatic displacement crises in the world.
The International Organization for Migration is urging the international community to re-focus some of its attention from the crisis in Libya onto the situation in Ivory Coast, which is rapidly deteriorating.
Reuters French forces in a military operation in southern Ivory Coast on Monday.
Cocoa was 1.3% higher due to ongoing uncertainty over the reliability of exports from the Ivory Coast, which is wracked by a political power struggle.
U.S. President Barack Obama has called Ivory Coast's newly installed President Alassane Ouattara to congratulate him on taking power.
But the next leader will also face militant attacks on oil infrastructure in the south, an increasingly violent radical Islamic group in the north, and a political crisis in nearby Ivory Coast, which is on the brink of civil war.
Mars has partnered with the government of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa, commonly known as the Ivory Coast and the world's largest producer of cocoa, and is expanding to production areas around the world.